In Finland we have this ... hmm ...
yes, vähäluminen juhannus ... hmmm ...
how to explain this. ... low-snow-midsummer ... ? ( if in luck )
it goes on ... and on ... and on ...
Photographed in ancient Raasepori, in southwestern Finland today December 14th, 2015 at about 14:00. This is a legendary Date of Rebirth, and somewhat risky to wander around.
I was there on an expedition (went outside, but not over 30 minutes !).
As you can see, they are there by the lake still worshipping Midsummer Sun, while I am standing in snow up to my knees secretly watching their ceremonies (well, no not really, let's say up to my ankles) (okay, it was only 5 cm) (... but it was the first snow !)
So here is one of the several ritualistic high ceremonial platforms that can still be found in Finnish highland woods here and there, quite often, actually. This is somehow related with a mysterious ancient Nychthemeron Clan of Worshippers. I have one right outside the door (well not Clan, the platform !). Most intriguing, I must say.
I did not approach this platform yet, I kept a respectful distance, as footprints can be seen in the snow and traced back to where I came from, but I am guessing I just might take a little closer look sometime in the future, if I find sponsors.
And my warm gloves.
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Finnish midsummer rituals
was originally written & published in A I R B O R N E by © 2015 Tiina Hölli 2015-12-14 22:00
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